2011 Ram 1500 Suspension Service & Repair

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 2011 Ram 1500

When does Ram recommend steering and suspension service for 2011 Ram 1500s?

When To Get 2011 Ram 1500 Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 2011 Ram 1500, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your 1500 feels bouncy, sways to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 2011 Ram 1500 in for suspension and steering service. We'll pinpoint the problem.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, damper springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, wheel hub bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission. If parts of your Ram 1500 suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Ram 1500

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2011 Ram 1500’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 2011 Ram 1500 shock and strut replacement since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn Ram 1500 shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2011 Ram 1500’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 2011 Ram 1500 Steering & Suspension

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Ram's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Ram 1500? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires connect with the road how Ram intended.
  • When does Ram 1500 power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your 1500 is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Ram's recommendations to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Ram 1500 Suspension Service

When your 2011 1500’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Ram will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.